March, 2010

Scott Kluver, WSU Power Plant Engineering Staff

No Substitute for Efficient Buildings

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe It might be 5 am, but the cooks in one Winona University kitchen are already saving energy. In past years, the shift started with turning on … Read more

Tomorrow' s Table

Five Questions: How Will Genetic Engineering Shape Sustainable Agriculture?

Pam Ronald’s new book on organic farming and the future of food, Tomorrow’s Table, highlights the latest research in the field of genetic engineering, and the ways it might solve … Read more

University of North Carolina food services

Overcoming Obstacles in the Local Food Scene

By Leslie Wells Sometimes, the grass is really greener in your own backyard. Since Campus Ecology ran its first case studies on local and sustainable food back in 2003 (see … Read more

Luring Students with the Promise of Green

Coordinators and activists have long known the importance of outreach efforts for their sustainability projects: increasing awareness generally increases participation, whether the project is recycling or increasing transit ridership. Now, … Read more

Urban gardeners

How to Experience Nature in the City in Seven Days

Nature in the city? Nothing, nada, zip. Or at least that’s the popular myth. The reality is abundant, quirky, intriguing, green (and pink, brown, gray, black, sleek, furred and feathered). The … Read more

Climate Change Adaptation Task Force Releases Progress Report

In 2009, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) initiated the Interagency Climate … Read more

UAW Opposes Threat to Green Jobs

Download Disapproval Resolution 1 By Larry J. Schweiger The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) sent a letter to Capitol Hill yesterday opposing any … Read more

This Week’s Climate Capsule: Earth Day, Threatened Birds & ShamWow

In this week’s National Wildlife Federation Climate Capsule, climate change threatens birds, an Earth Day update, and Dirty the Global Warming Denier Sock Puppet takes on the IPCC & channels the ShamWow Guy. Read more

National Wildlife Week: Tuesday Tweets (not that kind)

Tuesday Tweets, the second post in our National Wildlife Week series, hopes that after you retweet this blog post you’ll shut it down and take your lunch break outside. But first, check out these birds that make ridiculously long migrations annually. Read more

New Reports Warn of Climate Change’s Impact on Birds

A new report from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service warns some already-stressed bird species face a new threat — climate change. Read more